COBKA Autumn Beekeeping Seminar

  • 12 Sep 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunriver Nature Center
  • 12


  • Free for COBKA Members
    $10 for non-members
    (COBKA annual membership fee is $20)
  • Seminar fee for non COBKA member

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Autumn Beekeeping Seminar 2015

Dr. Dewey Caron & Tom Chester will lead a 6 hour class on the basics of getting bee colonies ready for the fall and overwinter period. Topics will include:

  • inspecting colonies in the fall
  • keys to successful overwintering
  • small box/overwintering nucs
  • fall nutrition (fat bees)
  • All about Mites
  • Prosperous Beekeeping & What would you do?
There will be an hour break for lunch. Some snacks and beverages will be provided but you are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or plan on getting one in Sunriver.

*Class is free for current COBKA members!

*$10 for non-members. 

If you are not a member you might want to consider joining us - $20 annual family membership dues include many events like this one! 

If you prefer to register for the event over the phone feel free to call 541-977-4355. Leave a message & we will get back to you ASAP!


Dewey Caron has a PHD in Entomology from Cornell University and has spent the last 40 years teaching and doing research around the world about honeybees. He is currently an affiliate professor with the Department of Horticulture at OSU. He has written numerous articles and books in the field of beekeeping, the most famous of which is Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping which he co-authored with Lawrence Connor. It is the premier textbook used in the field. He is currently training trainers in Bolivia and doing lateral transfer of beekeeping technology among coffee cooperatives in Mexico and Central America.

Tom Chester has been a beekeeper for two decades and is an active member of the Portland Metro Beekeeping Association. He is a board member of the Western Apicultural Society and has been a mentor for the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program since its inception. Before retiring he served as director of the Oregon Renewable Energy Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology.


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